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# S R A VERBAL FORM

SAMPLE QUESTIONS

CASH means the same as or opposite of:

____price ____refund ____money ____bank

**Bill Laird pays a quarter for two cigars.
**

How many can he buy for a dollar?

_____2

____4

____ 6 ____8 ____10

**The wages paid to an employee:
**

_____G ____N ____S ____V ____Y

(Think of the word that fits this description. Select the first letter of this word)

The next number in the series 2 4 6 8 10 12 is:

_____12 ____4

____16 ____18

*The right answers are money, 8 S (for salary), and 14. An X has been marked in the box in front

of each of these answers.

*Now work with the problem below. In each row, put an X in the space for the answer. Mark your

answers he3avily. Do not make any marks except your answers.

An office has six typists. Two more are

hired. What is the total number?

of typists now employed?

_____2

(Use scratch pad for figuring. Do not mark on booklet)

____4

____6 ____8 ____10

MANY means the same as or opposite of:

_____ill

____sour ____down ____few

A holiday from the job is a:

_____B

____D

____M ____T ____V

(Think for the word that fits this description. Select the first letter of this word.)

The next number in the series 10 8 11 9 12 10 is: ____13 ____14 ____15 ____16 ____17

*You should have marked the boxes in front of few, 8, V, and 13. Be sure you understand how to

work these problems. When the examiner gives the signal, you are to work more problems like

those above. Work quickly, but try nor to make mistakes. You will have 15 minutes. You are not

expected to finish in the time allowed.

STOP HERE-DO NOT TURN PAGE UNTIL THE EXAMINER TELLS YOU

**1. BEGIN means the same as or opposite of:
**

_____ morning

_____ work

_____ start

_____journey

**2. ENTRANCE means the same as or the opposite of:
**

_____street

_____curtain

_____theater

_____exit

**3. Jim had twelve books, he bought three more and then loaned six to George.
**

How many books does Jim have now?

_____3

_____6

_____9

_____12

_____15

4. A mark which remains after the wound is healed

_____F

_____J

_____N

_____S

_____V

**5. A public sale of property to the highest bidder:
**

_____A

_____C

_____E

_____G

_____R

**6.The next number in the series 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 is:
**

______9

_____11

_____13

_____15

_____17

**7. The next number in the series 2 3 9 10 30 31 93 is:
**

______94

_____95

_____96

_____97

_____98

8. BENIFICIAL

means the same as or opposite of:

_____artificial

_____tamable

_____detrimental

9. HUMID means the same or opposite of:

_____humorous

_____dry

_____solid

_____piquant

_____frigid

10. If you pay $ 1.20 for two pounds of candy, how much would you pay for half a pound?

_____30¢

_____45¢

_____60¢

_____90¢

_____$2.40

11. The stick with which the leader of a band beats times:

_____A

_____B

_____H

_____D

_____O

**12. A child with both parents dead:
**

_____F

_____H

_____R

_____I

**13. The next number in the series 2 2 3 3 5 5 8 is:
**

_____8

_____9

_____10

_____O

_____11

_____12

**14. The next number in the series 8 11 9 12 10 13 11 is:
**

_____9

_____12

_____14

_____15

_____16

**15. PREMATURE means the same as or opposite of:
**

_____late

_____primitive

_____material

_____decisive

**16. DIMINUTIVE means the same as or opposite of:
**

____distraught

____large

____inductive

_____reluctant

17. You have a date at half past six and arrive at a quarter after seven, how many minutes late

are you?

___15

____30

____45

____60

____75

18. A large covered vehicle for moving furniture or for trucking:

____ B

_____F

_____ L

_____ V

19. A cap or cover used in sewing to protect the finger:

____H

____R

____S

_____T

_____X

____W

**20. The next number in the series 1 2 4 8 16 32 64:
**

_____ 65

_____ 66

_____ 68

_____ 106

____ 128

**21. The next number in the series 5 9 10 14 15 19 20 is:
**

_____21

_____24

_____25

_____26

_____30

**22. ETERNAL means the same as or opposite of:
**

____momentous _____enraged

_____ vigilant

_____temporary

**23. PLIABLE means the same as or opposite of:
**

____dominant

_____inflexible

_____destructive

_____ignorant

24. If lemons are three for a dime, how much will you pay for a dozen and a half?

____30¢

_____40¢

_____45¢

____50¢

____60¢

25. A revision of or addition to a constitution:

____A

_____D

_____F

_____T

**26. A workman who builds or repairs wooden structures:
**

_____B

_____C

_____F

_____I

_____U

_____K

**27. The next number in the series 8 24 12 36 18 54 27 is:
**

_____13

_____18

_____54

_____69

____81

**28. The next number in the series 6 7 14 16 32 34 68 is:
**

_____70

_____72

_____74

_____76

_____78

**29. BASHFUL means the same as or opposite of:
**

_____patient

_____eligible

_____parallel

_____diffident

**30. ADVERSE means the same as or opposite of:
**

_____admirable _____detailed

_____opposed

_____rhyming

**31. Bob bought a fish line 7 yards 2 feet long. How many feet did he get?
**

_____16

______21

_____23

_____30

_____86

**32. A whirling wind accompanied by a funnel-shaped cloud:
**

_____P

______O

_____T

_____U

_____V

**33. An object which will attract iron:
**

_____F

_____M

_____R

_____T

**34. The next number in the series 4 4 0 5 5 1 6 is:
**

_____2

_____4

_____6

______8

_____11

**35. The next number in the series 0 1 3 6 10 15 21 is:
**

_____21

_____24

_____25

______26

_____28

_____N

**36. OBSOLETE means the same as or opposite of:
**

_____outworn

_____rampart

______bucolic

_____genuine

**37. DESTITUTE means the same as or opposite of:
**

_____crazy

_____needy

______desperate

_____injured

**38. An artist works on a drawing for 8 weeks and earns $200. If he works 5 days a week, how
**

much does he earn everyday?

____$1

_____$3

_____$5

_____$8

_____10

39. A combat between two people:

_____D

_____G

_____N

_____O

**40. The eternal process which makes food absorbable:
**

_____B

_____D

_____F

41. The next number in the series 11 2 12 3 13 4 14 is:

_____4

______5

_____6

_____R

_____H

_____T

_____15

_____16

**42. The next number in the series 6 12 7 14 11 22 19 is:
**

_____16

_____32

_____38

_____44

_____67

**43. INFAMOUS means the same as or opposite of:
**

_____dauntless _____honorable _____contagious

_ ____intricate

**44. LACERATED means the same as or opposite of:
**

_____disgruntled _____mangled _____fringed

_____stricken

45. A farmer buys land for $100. He sells it for $120, gaining $4 an acre. How many acres did he

buy?

_____1

_____2

_____4

____5

____10

46. The point where earth and sky seem to meet:

_____B

______D

_____F

_____H

_____I

**47. The soldier below the grade of non-commissioned officer:
**

_____F

_____H

_____N

_____P

_____T

**48. The next number in the series 14 11 15 16 13 17 18 is:
**

_____15

_____19

_____22

_____23

_____36

**49. The next number in the series 9 10 8 24 6 7 6 is:
**

_____3

______6

_____15

_____16

_____20

**50. OPTIONAL means the same as or the opposite of:
**

_____ocular

_____obligatory _____reasonable

_____raucous

**51. IMPOTENT means the same as or opposite of:
**

_____powerful _____prosaic

_____troubled

_____tribal

**52. You pay $21 for 3 ½ tons of coal. What will the bill for 7½ tons?
**

_____$9.80

_____$42

_____$45

_____$75

_____$98

53. A water channel, man-made and used for navigation:

_____A

_____B

_____C

_____E

_____F

**54. A tenth part of a cent:
**

_____K

____L

_____O

_____M

____N

**55. The next number in the series 42 45 15 18 6 9 3 is:
**

____0

____3

_____6

____9

____12

**56. The next number in the series 1 2 4 8 10 20 22 is:
**

_____24

_____40

_____44

_____46

_____48

**57. RECIPROCAL means the same as or opposite of:
**

_____mutual _____ residual _____ defective _____conditioned

58. DEFT means the same as or opposite of:

_____ deaf

_____ clumsy

_____talkative

_____valuable

59. Eight turns of a screw advance at 4 inches. How many inches will ten turns advance it?

_____4½

_____5

_____6

_____8

_____10

**60. A book names and addresses of people living in a city:
**

______B

_____D

_____G

______H

_____Q

**61. A very strong rope:
**

_____A

_____C

_____P

_____F

_____K

**62. The next number in the series 1 2 5 11 12 15 21 is:
**

_____22

_____24

_____25

_____27

______30

**63. The next number in the series 1 5 11 19 29 41 55 is:
**

____58

_____63

_____67

_____69

_____71

**64. STEADFAST means the same as or opposite of:
**

____irresolute ____tawdry

_____consequential

_____buoyant

**65. CALLOUS means the same as or opposite of:
**

____desperate _____sensitive ____calamitous

_____hollow

66. In copy work a typist’s average time is 3½ minutes per page. How many pages can she copy

in 49 minutes?

_____7

_____10

_____14

_____17

____21

67. An instrument to record the number of steps taken in walking:

____A

____F

_____P

____V

_____Y

68. An edifice for dramatic performances:

_____D

_____G

_____M

____T

____W

**69. The next number in the series 8 10 12 10 12 14 12 is:
**

____10

____12

____14

____16

_____18

**70. The next number in the series 0 1 2 3 6 7 14 12 is:
**

_____7

______12

_____14

____15

_____28

**71. AVARICIOUS means the same as or opposite of:
**

_____greasy _____grumpy

_____grimy

_____greedy

72. REQUISITE means the same as or opposite of:

_____stubborn _____redeemable _____dispensable _____pedantic

73. A merchant brought chairs at $24 a dozen. In selling them, he received as much for 2 chairs

as he had paid for 3 chairs. How much did he charge for 12 chairs?

_____ $25

_____ $30

______$33

_____$36

____$48

**74. A place where a river maybe crossed by wading:
**

_____A

_____F

______H

____N

_____T

**75. A space entirely devoid of matter:
**

_____L

_____N

_____P

_____V

_____R

**76. The next number in the series 32 16 19 20 10 13 14 is:
**

_____7

______14

_____15

_____17

____28

**77. The next number in the series 22 20 10 12 6 4 2 is:
**

____2

_____4

_____6

____8

_____10

**78. METICULOUS means the same as or the opposite of:
**

_____unwieldy ____tense

_____nervous _____slovenly

79. BENIGN means the same as or the opposite of:

____democratic _____indignant _____mottled

_____kind

80. A clock gains 2 minutes everyday was set right at noon Tuesday. What time was it by the

clock at midnight following Thursday?

____12:00

____12:01

_____12:02

____12:04

_____12:05

81. A burn or injury to the flesh by hot liquid or steam:

_____ E

____G

____N

_____R

82. The act of falsely producing a writing instrument:

_____B

_____D

_____F

_____H

_____S

_____J

**83. The next number in the series 35 28 22 17 13 10 8 is:
**

_____5

____6

____7

_____8

_____9

**84. The next number in the series 4 6 3 7 9 6 10 is:
**

_____4

_____7

_____12

_____14

_____16

STOP HERE – THIS IS THE END OF THE TEST